Huge downtown Franklin project lands high-end Hilton

October 14, 2016 Nashville Business Journal By Adam Sichko A luxury Hilton Curio hotel will headline a $90 million mixed-use development poised to transform a city block within historic downtown Franklin, home of the region’s longtime corporate headquarters hub. Construction could start in January on the Harpeth Square development, which would feature the 115-room hotel…

‘Treat Me Like a Customer’ topic of Oct. 25 Breakfast with the Mayors

  Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson will host 2016’s last Franklin Tomorrow Breakfast with the Mayors, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, with guest speaker, Louis Upkins Jr., on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Rolling Hills Community Church Entrepreneur, leadership consultant, author and speaker, Upkins works to move people from idea creation…

How Williamson County plans to up its tourism by 50% by 2020

October 11, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Jacob Steimer As Davidson County and the state as a whole continue to display strong tourism growth, Williamson County is hoping a new strategy will help it bolster its recent sluggish gains. While Davidson County’s tourism industry and Tennessee’s total tourism industry each grew by about 5 percent…

Made in Williamson, Made in Fairview

Fairview High’s Mechatronics program aims to fill the skills gap in local manufacturing industry   By Charlane Oliver, Williamson, Inc. Director of Communication Every year on the first Friday in October, manufacturers across North America come together for Manufacturing Day to shed light on a rapidly growing talent shortage in the industry. This year, Manufacturing…

DeAngelis Diamond expands to Nashville

DeAngelis Diamond, a Florida-based construction company, is expanding to Nashville with five high-wage positions and new offices to accommodate 20 total employees. The public is welcomed to attend the grand opening event on Thursday, October 20 from 5-8 p.m. at 2179 Edward Curd Lane. Take a selfie in front of the microphone on the Nashville-inspired…

Downtown Franklin Association Announces New Committee Slate

Franklin Juice Bar Franchise Owner Jason Collins Fills Open Spot The Downtown Franklin Association (DFA), an organization of more than 170 local business owners committed to historic preservation and economic vitality, has added new Board members. As the organization for Franklin’s accredited Main Street Program — and a subsidiary of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin…